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Amazon brings Cloud Drive to UK users

5GB of free digital locker service
Tue Aug 28 2012, 09:19
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ONLINE RETAILER Amazon has broughts its digital locker service to the UK, which will let its customers store as much as 5GB worth of photos and documents in the cloud for free.

If you want to pay for more storage that's just fine and Amazon offers a sliding scale of space for cash.

This starts at £6 a year for 20GB, £16 for 50GB, £32 for 100GB, £64 for 200GB, £160 for 500GB and £320 for 1,000GB, or, if you prefer, one terabyte.

Amazon's Cloud Drive is very easy to use, and if you already have an account with Amazon all you need do is put in your username and password to get going. 5GB is not a bad amount of space to use as a quick and easy backup or digital locker.

You will need Flash Player if you want to upload files, which seems rather bizarre and might put some people off. Otherwise it works like any other file upload system. There are two ways to use Amazon's Cloud Drive, either through Amazon's website, where you must log in, or through a desktop app. The latter option lets you drag and drop files for storage.

There is a cap on the size of files that you can upload and that is 2GB. We were able to upload documents, music, video and .exe files during our short trial.

The service is available now for UK users. µ

 

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